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Blood Pressure UK is the charity dedicated to lowering the nation's blood pressure. Our services will help you take control of your blood pressure - for life
Are you looking for free, informative and impartial advice? Then please contact our Blood Pressure Helpline for advice from specialist hypertension nurses and nutritionists. Whether your enquiry is about yourself or someone you care about, we're here to help you, whatever your question.
· What do my blood pressure numbers mean?
· What is my risk of having a stroke or heart attack?
· Can I change my diet to lower my blood pressure?
· What are the side effects of my medication?
· When, where and how can I check my blood pressure?
Please phone 020 7882 6218
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at: Blood Pressure UK Helpline, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ.
The helpline is managed on a part time basis, please leave a message and your call will be returned by one of our healthcare team. If your call is urgent, or you think you may be having a stroke or heart attack - please call 999 immediately.
Calls from landlines are typically charged between 2p and 10p per minute while calls from mobiles typically cost between 10p and 40p per minute.
Become a Member
Joining Blood Pressure UK costs only £2.00 a month (or £24.00 a year), and helps us to carry out our important work.
You will recieve:
* Our biannual membership magazine Positive Pressure
* Information sheets and booklets
* Access to our Helpline
* Regular email newsletters
* A FREE copy of our incredibly useful, easy to read booklet the ‘A-Z of Blood Pressure’.
NICE Guidelines 2011 update
We explain what the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance on high blood pressure means to patients.
News on the development of blood pressure guidelines by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Your place to share your thoughts and experiences with other people affected by high blood pressure.
We offer our blood pressure information in the 32 most common non-English languages in the UK.
The National Numeracy Challenge Online
Being able to understand numbers is essential for looking after you and your family’s health. People with poor numeracy skills are less able to monitor their diet, take regular exercise or make informed health choices, and those who live with chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, are particularly at risk.
The National Numeracy Challenge Online is designed to support everyone to improve their confidence in everyday maths. It is a confidential, friendly and easy to use website that will help you learn in manageable steps so that you can build the skills needed to manage your health.